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Soon, localized delivery of anti-cancer drug by remote-controlled microcarriers


March 16th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Drug delivery that precisely targets cancerous cells without exposing the healthy surrounding tissue to the medication's toxic effects may soon be a reality, thanks a new research by ... Read more...

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Diamonds may help fight hard-to-treat cancers


March 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Diamonds are considered women's best friend, but it could soon become a cancer patient's best friend too- thanks to a new study.Researchers from the Northwestern University in ... Read more...

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Protein that makes tumor cells in breast cancer resistant to treatments


December 15th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists have found a protein that makes tumor cells in breast cancer resistant to treatments.Researchers at the Andalusian Institute for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CABIMER) and the ... Read more...

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Trio of drugs may help fight ‘triple negative’ breast cancer


December 11th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have tested a blend of three drugs that could treat so called triple negative breast cancer.Women with such cancers lack all ... Read more...

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New standard treatment for breast cancer at early stages established


December 4th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Spanish Oncology has established a new standard treatment for breast cancer at early stages, thanks to the results of a new study.The results have suggested that docentaxel during ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal cancer’s hiding spots


October 29th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a small number of cancer cells manage to escape chemotherapy by hiding out in the thymus, an organ where immune cells mature.In a new ... Read more...

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Women treated for breast cancer while pregnant have improved survival


September 30th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A new study has discovered that women treated for breast cancer while pregnant have improved disease-free survival and a trend for improved overall survival compared to non-pregnant women ... Read more...

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Viagra, anti-cancer drug combo shrinks tumors in vivo


September 28th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Viagra when combined with doxorubicin, a powerful anti-cancer drug, enhances its anti-tumour efficacy in prostate cancer and also lessens the damage to the heart, a new study has ... Read more...

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Cancer-promoting protein discovered (Lead)


August 21st, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 21 (IANS) Canadian scientists have uncovered a new protein that blocks DNA damage in the cell and thus help spread various cancers, a breakthrough that could pave the way for ... Read more...

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Protein that promotes cancer found


August 21st, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 21 (IANS) Australian scientists have uncovered a new protein that blocks DNA damage in the cell and thus help spread various cancers, a breakthrough that could pave the way for ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology approach may fight problems linked to chemo


February 26th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists have developed a nanotechnology approach that potentially could eliminate the problems of side effects and drug resistance in the treatment of cancer.Under traditional chemotherapy, cancer cells, ... Read more...

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Chemo drugs may lead to cognitive decline


December 18th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study from University of Rochester Medical Centre has shown that four commonly used chemotherapy drugs disrupt the birth of new brain cells, eventually leading to a ... Read more...

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New nano-scale drug delivery system for chemotherapy


November 2nd, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin scientist has developed a nano-scale drug delivery method that has been found to effectively eliminate cancer tumours after a single treatment.The Duke ... Read more...

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Novel polymer covered gold nanocage for smart drug delivery


November 2nd, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a smart gold nanocage covered with a polymer which can act as an effective drug delivery system.The nanocage is ... Read more...

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New chemical cocktail fences off breast cancer


October 7th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Think of a protective fence that blocks the neighbour's dog from charging into your backyard. The body, too, has fences -- physical and biochemical barriers that keep cells ... Read more...

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Chemo cocktail blocks breast cancer spread


October 7th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that breast cancer drug, when combined with another drug used to treat leukaemia, can help stall the spread of cancer to organs.When breast ... Read more...

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New approach for highly selective chemotherapy delivery


September 25th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): A new approach developed by researchers at University of California, Irvine, can vastly improve the targeting of chemotherapeutic drugs to specific cells and organs.The findings of the study ... Read more...

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New technique holds promise for quickly measuring chemo effectiveness


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Scientists say that it may be possible to assess chemotherapy's success in inducing cancer cell death - by examining the patterns in which light bounces off cell surfaces. ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles created to illuminate tumours for safer drug delivery


February 23rd, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have created tiny flakes of silicon that glow brightly and illuminate tumours for a longer time to ensure better ... Read more...

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Scientists predict what a nano drug will do to a breast cancer


February 9th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Scientists successfully predicted the outcome of a nano drug on breast tumours in a pre-clinical study. Their research could help determine which patients will respond best to cancer-fighting ... Read more...

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How chemotherapy drugs slow cancer spread


January 23rd, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has shed light on how chemotherapy drugs slow cancer growth. Chemotherapeutics such as doxorubicin (Adriamycin), daunorubicin, epirubicin, idarubicin ... Read more...

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Metabolically engineered E. coli leads to class of antibiotic, anti-cancer drugs


December 23rd, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Taking a major step in metabolic engineering, scientists have now used the bacterium Escherichia coli to synthesize a class of natural products, called bacterial aromatic polyketides, which ... Read more...

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Common anti-depressant Prozac can fight cancer drug resistance


December 19th, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 19 (ANI): Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers have found that Prozac is not only effective in fighting depression, but also in dramatically enhancing the efficacy of a widely used ... Read more...

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Investigational drug raises hope for ovarian cancer patients


September 16th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Women with recurrent ovarian cancer can be helped by giving an investigational drug in combination with chemotherapy, according to new results presented at the 33rd Congress of ... Read more...

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Drug-carrying nanoparticles may help kill paediatric brain tumours


July 15th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis say that they have moved a step closer to delivering cancer-killing medicines to paediatric brain tumours.Lead researcher on the ... Read more...

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Chemotherapeutic drugs with herbal extracts may inhibit cancer cell growth


May 1st, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A new study from Thammasat University has revealed that a combination of chemotherapeutic drugs with chemicals derived from plants can effectively inhibit cancer cell growth in lungs ... Read more...

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Genes that protect against heart damage from chemotherapy identified


December 4th, 2007 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia have identified genes that protect the heart from damage caused by chemotherapy.The study was conducted by Dr. Hernan Flores-Rozas, MCG cancer ... Read more...

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Carbon monoxide may help counter side-effect of anti-cancer drug


November 22nd, 2007 - 12:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have found that carbon monoxide counteracts one side-effect of an anti-cancer drug called Doxorubicin (DOX).DOX, a red-coloured drug, carries serious side-effects for ... Read more...

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New molecular target to improve chemotherapy efficacy identified


November 14th, 2007 - 8:16 am ICT by admin
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Nanoparticle may literally shed light on cancer cells


November 14th, 2007 - 2:10 am ICT by admin
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